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Being Mortal

Screening and Discussion

2014-Being-Mortal-Headshot-credit-Tim-LlewellynJoin us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal. Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and their families facing terminal illness and their relationship with the doctors, nurses, and family members that care for them. 

After the film, representatives from Kaiser Permanente will discuss issues brought up in the film, the importance of having conversations about end-of-life decisions, and the preparations that should be made in advance. Other local organizations will be present before and after the film to provide information regarding additional resources that are available. 

Please join us for this discussion and be part of a national conversation taking place in our community that asks" "Have you had these important conversations and planned ahead?"

Also, please join us for our other Book to Action programs happening over the coming weeks: 

March 26th - Being Mortal Screening and Discussion (2PM)

March 27th - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Book Discussion (7PM)

March 28th - The Cost of Dying: a talk by San Jose Mercury News journalist Lisa Krieger (7PM)

March 31st - Mission City Memorial Park Cemetery Tour with Mary Boyle, local history and genealogy librarian (Noon)

April 5th - Hospice and Palliative Care discussion with Hospice of the Valley (7PM)

April 6th - A Death Cafe with the Centre for Living With Dying (7PM)

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